Finalists for Microsoft NZ 2015 Partner Awards announced

Published on the 04/03/2015 | Written by Microsoft


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AUCKLAND, 25 February 2015 – Microsoft New Zealand announced today the finalists for the 2015 Microsoft Partner Awards.

Now in its eighth year, the annual Partner Awards exists to recognise excellence in the IT sector from those companies that integrate Microsoft solutions into their products and services to accelerate innovation and go above and beyond customer expectations.

Brent Kendrick, Microsoft New Zealand’s SMB and Partner Lead, says there was an impressive range of entries for the 2015 Awards, with a significant increase in new partners who have never competed before pitching their business solutions for consideration.

“The quality of entries this year has been truly outstanding, and shows the extent to which partners have been joining Microsoft on our journey of transformation towards becoming the productivity and platform company for a mobile-first, cloud first world,” he says.

Kendrick congratulated all finalists, and says he looks forward to seeing them at the black tie gala event to be held on 19 March. The event is open to any and all businesses to attend, and tickets can be purchased through the Partner Awards web site,

A full list of awards categories follows:

Cloud Awards
• Cloud Enterprise
Finalists: Datacom, Enlighten Designs, Sitecore, SoftSource
• Cloud Platform
Finalists: NV Interactive, Provoke Solutions, Timely, VMob
• Cloud SMB
Finalists: Atmospheric, Kinetics, SoftSource, The Full Suite
• Hosting
Finalists: OneNet, SoftSource, MHA Cloud Computing

Competency Awards: Application Platform
• Data Analytics
Finalists: Enlighten Designs, Montage, Stellar Consulting, Theta
• Windows App Developer
Finalists: Lazyworm Apps, Marker Metro, Joint (NV Interactive and Intergen)

Competency Awards: Business Applications
Finalists: Adaptable Solutions, Datacom, Intergen, Koorb
Finalists: Intergen, Koorb, Sable37

Competency Awards: Business Productivity
• Collaboration and Content
Finalists: Datacom, Enlighten Designs, Intergen, Leapthought
• Communications
Finalists: Dimension Data, Lexel, UCFX

Competency Awards: Core Infrastructure
• Datacenter
Finalists: Datacom, Spark Digital
• Devices and Deployment
Finalists: Datacom, Dimension Data, Fujitsu

Individual Awards
• Presales Technical Specialist
Finalists: CodeBlue: Henry Min, Provoke Solutions: Alan Marshall, Spark Digital: David Ollason

Segment Awards
• Education
Finalists: Cyclone, New Era IT, pcMedia
• Innovation Technology for Good Citizenship
Finalists: IT Engine, Koorb
• Learning
Finalists: Ace, Auldhouse, Kinetics, pcMedia
• Marketing
Finalists: Intergen, Kinetics, Origin IT, Provoke Solutions
• Rising Star
Finalists: Lazyworm Apps, Origin IT, Timely, VMob
• Volume Licensing
Finalists: Fujitsu, Insight, Northcom ICT, Spark Digital

For more information on the 2015 Microsoft NZ Partner Awards, visit


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